Crop: Ulluco (Ullucus tuberosus)

Use/Type: Standard

Breeder: William Whitson Cultivariable

OSSI Pledge Date: 12/28/2018

Release Date: 12/28/2018

Bred for Organic Systems: Yes

Commercial Availability: Yes

Variety Type: Finished Variety


“There has been a change to this variety beginning in 2018. The original seedling of Moclips produced both solid purple and blotchy white and purple tubers. Over several years, I separated the tubers at planting and the populations eventually stabilized. This is probably an indication that the original seedling was a genetic mosaic, with two subtly different genotypes. I have retained the name Moclips for the solid variety and the blotchy variety is now named Analyde. Culinary Traits Moclips has a fairly strong beet-like flavor. This variety has firm white flesh. The skin has the same texture as the flesh, but appears as a thick purple ring around the bright white flesh. Smaller tubers can be sectioned for a nice contrast. Agronomic Traits Moclips plants are large and spreading. They will produce tubers over about an 18 inch radius at maturity. As with most ulluco varieties, the largest tubers are those found directly under the plant, while tubers formed on descending stolons are later and, therefore, usually smaller. Average yield is 2.4 pounds. Maximum tuber diameter is 3.8 inches. Average tuber diameter is 0.9 inches. Like most ulluco varieties, Moclips forms a very large number of small tubers, roughly half of the yield is comprised of tubers of 1 inch diameter or larger.”

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